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in the community to where people trust the police. he says that in la that was another major problem the city was dealing with when he got there. he's hoping to turn >> it is the lack of confidence on part of the public that the of the police department is not confident on dealing with the growing crime problem. >> reporter: he was a former police commissioner in the new york and boston he is ready to meet the challenge of oakland. >> might challenge was that it was a very small police force for a very large city. we were able to implement change and that the crime rate has gone for 12 consecutive years. >> reporter: he also says that the public's opinion about the police force and willing to turn that around that around in oakland as well. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> oakland is 400,000 it has seen the 130 murders. the most in five years. oakland has about 400-thousand residents. it's seen 130 murders.most in five years. one of every three-thousand people were killed in san francisco's populationit has seen 67 murders.that's up 34 percentso one in every 12-thousand people were murdered this ye
station. in the meantime,oakland city leaders continute battle a big jump in a crime. and today -- they layed out new strategies. it all comes the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year - have seemingly failed. there have been 119 murders in oakland this year - up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes - up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies - a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries - a jump of 44- precent. j. r. stone is live. >> reporter: grant, let me correct. there have been 127 murders in an oakland is just this year the biggest changes is a former top cop is a top consultant. but that is just one of the big changes. >> crime and the city is too high. we know that its defects everyone. we agree with the community that the crime rate has been absolutely unacceptable. >> unacceptable to be an organization i take this very seriously and i feel personally responsible and i take ownership that this is taking place on a watch >> reporter: bold words that the crime-fighting
at eight-30. but first, the new year, usually means new laws. the bay area city where there won't be anymore free parking on sundays -- and a lot of people not happy about it. >>> i think it is not good! >>> many people are unhappy that a long standing tradition is about to be a thing of the parking meters will no longer be free on sundays starting in january. kron4's maureen kelly explains how the new parking enforcement plan will work. >> reporter: time is running out for free parking on sunday. starting january 6th the city's nearly 30-thousand meters will start accepting cash and credit.seven days a on sundays meters will be enforced from noon to six p- m citywide.charging between 25 cents to five dollars and on where they are located. it's a new fact of urban life that's startling to those who like to run errands on what has traditionally been a day of rest. >> it is nice on a sunday not to have to pay. but i do not drive that much. on the sundays i am more tempted to try because i do not have to pay. >> reporter: it's also disappointing to those attending mass at st bonifa
temperatures. already, chilly conditions in fairfield, 42 degrees. 45 in daly city, livermore. here is what we can expect tonight. temperatures quite cold with frost in a number of locations. sunny skies and chilly temperatures. it will be dry but the rainfall will return on friday. timing it out and your extended forecast. >> thousands of previously unpublished boy scouts of america files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted to an online database. grant lodes is standing by with where to find it. and where the accused offenders are here in the bay area. grant? >> they're called "perversion files" and the los angeles times published the data base. you can access it on the times website. and you can see detailed information on boy scouts of america employees and volunteers. who have been removed from the organization for suspected sexual abuse. and the database includes 23 bay area boy scout volunteers. the men were affiliated with troups in from santa rosa, to san jose. also san francisco, sunnyvale, concord, richmond, among other locations. the most
of the city. kron4's jr stone continues our coverage from petaluma. >> reporter: weather continues here in the north bay, anything but pleasant. wet, windy and very cold outside. according to my measure device that measures wind speed, 70 miles an hour. it's 45 degrees outside and the rain is coming down. directly behind me there is a light flashing on that sign. it says flooded. this section of petaluma just off of highway 101 has been flooded for much of the afternoon. there was an accident at one point this afternoon. no major injuries. the cars here were dealing with all sorts of problems. as i drove up to the pet mew law area, there were all sorts of problems along 101. at one point i saw a car hydroplane across four lanes of traffic. fortunately, he was able to drive off. but i was listening to scanners. as you see this water go flying up in the air and chp was responding to hydroplaning all across the north bay. in the last 30 minutes or so, the rain has slowed down. we're we're not seeing the heavy downpour that we saw earlier in the afternoon. it's still in the 40s. it's still
city, will be in the upper 40's. your kron 4 7 day around the bay clouds will affect and on monday with a couple of evening showers and thickening clouds on monday. as we start 2013, tuesday, wednesday, sunny. the next chance for showers will be on thursday >>> two men in maine are celebrating their first day as a married couple, after tying the knot in the state's first-ever same-sex marriage ceremony. steven bridges and michael snell were first in line when the doors opened at city hall in portland at midnight. more than two-hundred supporters greeted the couple as they came out of the clerk's office. voters in maine approved same-sex marriage at the polls in november, and the law takes effect today. several cities around the state opened at midnight to give couples their first chance to get marriage licenses. >>> a new york woman has been charged with second degree murder as a hate crime for allegedly pushing a man in front of a subway train. police say the surveillance video they released helped find erika menendez. authorities say she told officers she pushed the man because o
at that! >> the mayor sent me an e- mail. and most of the city's supervisors also notified me that they are working on it. to clear out the roadways, the broad and these palms to bring out to the water and--pumps.. richmond justine waldman kron 4 news." reporting. meantime - there was a mudslide today in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. the c-h-p was called to the scene around 5 this morning. >> basically early this morning there was a there waspine hurst --pine hurst.. road. there will be a big rig and tobacco. it should take most of the day with this road will be shut down from ykyline to mcallister. >> there is more rainfall so public works are going to keep an eye on that area. a few hours. but with more rain in the dept. will keep an eye on the area. >> the stormy weather caused a large tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station was knocked over. no one
city, has reported nearly 3 in. and 5 in. neare the san mateo bridge it is finally starting to stop. we could see some residual showers to the south bay and to the east bay but partly cloudy, overnight. partly cloudy, but mostly sunny as the go for the afternoon. cooler temperatures and as we come up with more continuing >> oakland side of the bay bridge. that's where we find kron 4's reggie kumar. reggie. there were strong wind advisories earlier today. are the winds dying down? >> reporter: they have, enough of vicki. the chp says that the wind advisory for the bay bridge behind me has been lifted. the rain has stopped for no but the storm packed a powerful punch. the rain soaked hillsides in the berkeley hills, couldn't hold anymore water. as a result some roads turned into small streams. homeowners up here are prepared for run off, especially after a major storm. you can see and hear the water pouring off this hillside down this specially made drainage path behind this house. sand bags were strategically placed around storm drains to prevent more flooding. the heavy rain fall even
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